#1
First of all my gear is : Marshall MG50 DFX amp and an ESP LTD EC-500 with active EMGs 81/60.
I faced a problem about a year ago from now, I had bought and MXR DD-11 dime distortion pedal...it worked for a couple of hours..then it started making really loud background noise..which didnt sound like any normal static noise..it sounded more like as if a lawnmower is working inside the pedal. i thought it was the electricity, and that something got fried, checked it at a pedal specialist, he said nothing was fried and he couldnt find what's causing the noise. btw i have a BOSS DS-1 that's working perfectly..only just a bit of background noise only with the LTD guitar though..i have another Squier Strat..works like fine wine..however..the strat on the MXR pedal is doing also the same noise. anyhow. i put that pedal aside for a couple of months until i saved for a new one..i got it a couple of days ago..worked exactly for 2 hours..and started doing the same noise the old one did..with both guitars. im upset and i dont know what to do. could it be that the output of my guitar is not level ?..and its burning distortion gain circuits ?? Any help will be appreciated !!..Thank you
#2
Has it been grounded or anything like that? Is it on warranty, so you can send it back to Dunlop or anyone?

Btw, you should try and save up for a valve amp next; EMGs don't work with transistor/solid state amps.

EDIT:Check the input and output jacks as well. See if there is any loose wires coming off them. And your cable.
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Last edited by Lil Macker at Aug 15, 2009,
#3
well i didnt know about the EMG and transistor amp thing..thanks .
well i cant send it back to dunlop cause i got it from Canada and i live in Egypt..so that wont work. but i think the problem is from the guitar cause i used it with my strat alot before i used it with the ESP..once i got the ESP it started doing noise..and it never came back..so i dont know..maybe its my guitar ??..nothing is wrong with the wires and my cables are fine.
#4
Quote by Lil Macker
EMGs don't work with transistor/solid state amps.



Such confidence in the sweeping statement. Of course EMG's work with SS amps. But they work proportionally better with valve amps. I'm sure that's what you meant to say.

On the burn-outs, take it back and tell the shop you want one that works or full refund. I'd think they had a faulty batch and took a long time to sell them.
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#5
Quote by Lurcher
Such confidence in the sweeping statement. Of course EMG's work with SS amps. But they work proportionally better with valve amps. I'm sure that's what you meant to say.

Yeah I meant they don't do their job properly, but oh well.
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#6
ok i got one from Canada..and after a year i got another one from France...both gave me same problem...actually the second one i only used with my ESP..it failed in exactly 2 hours.
#7
any help will be appreciated. sending it back to the store is not an option. should i get my guitar circuitry checked ??
#8
Quote by darongabeyan
First of all my gear is : Marshall MG50 DFX amp and an ESP LTD EC-500 with active EMGs 81/60.

This is the problem I guess.
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